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Polish Post Office Museum

Obroncow Poczty 1-2, Gdansk 80-800, Poland
+48 58 301 76 11 ‎
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Ranked #16 of 48 Attractions in Gdansk
Type: Museums
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A very small museum but one dedicated to the brave postal workers who saw it as their duty to stand up to the invading forces and defend their country. Very moving as you know what the outcome was and that real people suffered and died.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There are no dislikes about this, I enjoyed it very much and was very informative, I didn't like the chewing gum on the floor.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This little 2 or 3 room museum in the old Post Office building (still a Post Office) and the monument outside gave a really clear picture of the importance of the Polish post office's place for the Polish people in Danzig in providing a link to Poland and the heroic fight to try to resist German occupation. A highly recommended... More 

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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Walking the back streets, we stop to see this huge statute. Hit "what's near me" on TA and Wa La the Polish Post Office. Not sure i would have gone there otherwise. Wow what mistake that would have been. It's well done and tragically shows the horror of war and brave people making the ultimate sacrifice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

September 1, 1939 marked the start of WWII in Danzig when German troop attacked both Westerplatte and the Post Office in the early morning hours. Civilian postal workers were able to hold off the Germans for 15 hours until their situation became hopeless and they surrendered. Fifty-five Polish workers died either in the defense of the building or were later... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Shows how people fought for thier nation against greater forces only to be executed later under surrender agreements were made. Pay respects to the people who died for Poland.

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middlesbrough
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101 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We did not go into the museum here but did go into the eerie courtyard where the postal workers were shot in 1939. A must see in the city. The monument outside is also worth seeing

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Guelph, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A very small but important museum. A must see in my opinion. I remember visiting it as a child with my mom who explained the history of it to me and my brother. Back then it was just a small display, now years later, it has finally received the space and recognition for how important those small pockets of resistance... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This must be one of the most underrated sights that we saw in our trip through Poland. This museum is a must see when visiting Gdansk. The history of the postal workers, their resistance and the plight that they suffered was just heart wrenching. The museum is small, and well worth the visit

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Washington DC
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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The large monument symbolized the struggle of the Polish People. Inside the museum are artifacts and materials showing historical events that occurred in Poland, specifically in Gdansk. It is inspiring and educational. Some of the materials are described in English so you will not be totally lost. The museum is nestled among homes and businesses that it looks like any... More 

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